The annual Duck Race not only raises money for charity but also gives participants a chance to win fab prizes.
It is not every day that Luxembourg witnesses thousands of spectators cheering on 14,000 plastic yellow ducks as they float down a channelled stream. But this is the annual Duck Race, organised in aid of charity by the Luxembourg Round Table.
Each of the ducks has a godparent, who has paid €5 for the honour in the hope that their duck will be one of the first across the line and bag them one of the many prizes on offer--some €29,000 worth in total. Ducks can be purchased at a number of sales points and via the Duck Race website--a few remain for purchase on the day itself.
The event is a great family day with food and drink stands manned by Round Table members.
The event raises around €60,000 for charity, which is alternately awarded to charitable projects in Luxembourg one year and abroad the next. This year the monies raised will to help school kids in Rwanda, an orphanage in Ghana and a group that plans to convert a house in Romania into a school.
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